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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, the debate drama. the president tries to rally after mitt romney's big night. what insiders tell us today about why the president was off his game. >>> breaking news. those loose passenger seats force american airlines to ground 48 planes tonight, causing even more delays and cancelled flights. >>> health alert. a mysterious outbreak of meningitis, deaths, serious illness. and it's linked to a treatment for back pain which was somehow contaminated. >>> real money. can we put thousands of dollars in your pocket right now? doubling the value of that old car in your driveway. >>> good evening. we begin with that question we heard asked across the country today. what was going on with president obama at the big debate with governor mitt romney last night? we have learned that 67.2 million americans were watching last night and governor romney came out swinging. the president seemed to be dodging the fight. with only 33 days to go until your voice, your vote, why was the president off his game? has the whole race changed today? we'll start with abc's jake tapper, he is in wisconsin, traveling
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
business growing again, to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night. but his comments about the 47% had taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments. and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowin
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Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
. >> really, really interesting last night. pundits on both side. mitt romney's night. don't think any one is are going that. obama, flat, looking down, angry, irritated. like he is phoning it in. mitt romney was aggressive. wonder if he went through 22 debates in the primary with republicans. it showed last night. it really did. >> sure did. very strange strategy so to speak from the president. >> if it was a strategy, yeah. join the conversation logging on to our facebook page wnnfans. m wnnfans.com. >>> and from pickles to meatballs, all week bringing you unusual food tour of new york city. >> that's right. this morning we found a place that has perfected donuts. look at this thing right here. >> not yet. not yet. >> stick around for our extreme eats coming up next. man. >> one of our favorite treats at >>> well, they are one of our favorite treats at 3:00 a.m. donuts. >> we send amanda van allen, donuts taken to a whole new level. amazing, amanda. >> ron, paula, you have never seen donuts like the ones i am about to show you. i visited donut planet, where i learned to make three types
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rifle saying romney cannot keep his -- his rival saying romney cannot keep his -- >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mine. >> reporter: other topics included medicaid reform. while there wasn't a knock out punch from either side some feel the president may been too relaxed. >> he seemed a little detached at times didn't want to be there >> reporter: most agree romney led after lagging in many polls this first mav up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win i think he put the president on the defensive a number of times. >> reporter: the candidates aren't wasting time, they are back on the campaign trail today. the next d
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. last night in denver romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8% what does the president have to say? he says forward. i think for warned is a better term. -- forewarned is a better term. >> reporter: romney is trailing the president in the polls, the candidate has spent many hours practicing he will huddle with advisers again. >> he's playing barack obama in these mock debates, i don't like him very much any more. >> reporter: president obama took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> the president: andrea, this is barack obama, how are you? that's right. >> reporter: with it was a brief break for the president who like romney has been rehearsing for days. senator kerry is playing romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. managing expectations saying last night the president is out of practice. last time he debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, st
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
polls show him gaining ground, and his crowds have picked up, and last night in florida, romney opened up telling about his last visit with an old friend paralyzed in a tragic accident. >> they pushed his wheelchair forward, and he came up, and i reached over and put my arm on his shoulder, and i whispered into his ear, and i said, billy, i love you, and god bless you. i got a call from a friend that he died the next day after that visit. it's rare that you get the chance to tell someone how much you love them when you still can. >> can romney keep gaining ground, or will president obama maintain his advantage in those battleground states that matter most? we'll look at the race from all angles this morning and we begin with the campaign's ed gillespie for mitt romney, robert gibbs for barack obama and, robert, let me begin with you. how much difference did governor romney make wednesday night? >> well, look, george, i think governor romney had a masterful theatrical performance just this past week, but the underpinnings and foundation of that performance were fundamentally dishonest.
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
is almost ready at the university of denver, where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. at a rally last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we had 43-straight weeks of unemployment above 8%. and what does the president say to all this? he says forward. i think forewarned a better term. >> reporter: romney's trailing president obama in polls. and his campaign knows the upcoming debates could be their best chance to turn things around. that's why the candidate has spent many hours practicing. he'll huddle again with advise herbs practicing today. in the mock debates, senator rob portman is playing barack obama. >> he's playing president obama in the mock debates we have. i don't like him very much anymore. >> reporter: as for president obama, he took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> andrea? hi. this is barack obama. how are you? that's right. >> reporter: it was just a brief break for the president, who, like romney, has
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
scanning 20 million books to date. >> there in the twitter universe, mitt romney, hands down. twitter says last night was the most-tweeted about event in u.s. political history and there were 47,000 tweets mentioning romney and the word win or winner. president obama had fewer than 30,000 similar tweets. >> and if you were anywhere along the san francisco water front you couldn't help but notice blue angels and a lot of sailors in town. yes, it's fleet week. there is wayne freedman joining us now with more. >> sometimes, you can hear them. most of the time, you don't see them. there is fleet week week going back to 1981 and what we have a continuation. >> and there is fleet week. >> i love the form maigs and the sound sound. >> if you can watch a blue angel on the ground there is a process behind a survey flag as they call them. >> and i'm looking for check points allowing me to get in and out safely. >> and across the bay, the onset is more about an interservice tournament and in this case, navy and marines against the coast guard. have you ever wondered how they can play well? >> playing
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. and romney took a lunch break at chipotle. last night romney said he's looking forward to going one on one with the president. >> it's a conversation spanning almost a month. >> the president said rehearsals are going well. >> but they're keeping me indoors and it's a drag. >> it may be a heavy course hood. the president hasn't been on a debate stage in nearly four years. and when undecided voters they're looking for body language. they're looking to took a -- take a measure. >> some say there is a ten shall to be a game changer. they want to open up a lead and team romney hopes a she down will help them close the gap. >> i want you to find a person who voted for barack obama and convince them to come join our team. >> and there is a running mate that kicked a campaign trail. >> there this country is neither dependent nor in decline. >> this problem is that he expect fix problem autos expect the same themes and attacks to be front and center tomorrow night. >> you can see the first debate. abc news with live coverage beginning tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. >> if you saw the episode of katie couric
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
. it was a big night for the white house. president obama and mitt romney facing off in the first crucial debate in denver. romney came in behind. he took the debate last night. overnight polls give romney the win. the question, now, will it boost him enough in those key battleground states? >> it was the most tweeted event in social history. our political team is standing by with a full roundup of the night. and what this means for both candidates, with just 33 days to go until the final vote. >> we're closing in right now. >>> and josh and sam, boy, you had a special visit yesterday. robin tweeted out the first picture since her transplant of your visit. >> sam and i went, hoping to raise her spirits. the morning after, our spirits remain raised. it was a beautiful afternoon. >> can't wait to hear more about it. >>> let's get more about the first big debate. "your voice, your vote." our powerhouse political team is covering all of the angles. jake, even president obama's team is conceding that mitt romney gained ground last night. >> that's right, george. obama campaign officials conceding tha
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
it will be a crucial night for president obama. chris christie says he expects romney to deliver. >> i think what we need is a big and bold performance on wednesday night and that's what he's going to give us. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and the president are competing the hardest. >>> you can see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum after last week's debate. president obama is leading romney three points after being up six points after his speech. romney focusololk coke us on hi plan. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's live coverage b
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
that the race is tightening, and romney got one of his biggest crowds ever last night in a state he really has to win. [ cheers ] >> that was a florida welcome. thank you so much. >> reporter: one of mitt romney's biggest crowds ever, more than 6,000 supporters near orlando in a state he needs to win. >> we're going to overcome the challenges we have. i'm counting on florida to win this for me on november 6th. >> yes. >> reporter: the crowd energized about the candidate's chances after that first debate. >> when it came to jobs and the economy, he doesn't really have anything to add to what he's been doing over the last four years. i don't think we could afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: even though there is less than a month to election day, both candidates are doing more than just pressing the flesh. they're still raising money. tonight in los angeles mr. obama will be joined by bill clinton at a fund-raiser, and the president continues to shatter records. he's nearly doubled the number of fund-raisers george bush held and has dwarfed his other predecessors. it's
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
are practicing for the first debate tomorrow night. the stage is being set at the university of denver, romney will need a stellar performance to turn the tide of polling that has him trailing the president in many of the nine battleground states expected to decide the elect. last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of tack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. what he does the president have to say? he says forward. i think forewarned is a better turn. >> as for president obama, he took a break from practice debate yesterday to visit workers at a nevada campaign office, making a few calls to voters. abc news will buy you live coverage starting at 6:00 right here. >>> if you are flying with spirit airlines you want to pay attention to a new rule. airlines says f you don't pay for your carry-on in advance you will have to pay $100, at the gate for each piece. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-ons if you tell the airline in advance it is between $20 to $35 a bag. airline says it is necessary to speed up boarding. if that were true why woul
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
'm debating mitt romney that night. hey, mitt, help me out, will you? [ laughter ] according to "the new york times," team romney has been working on what they call zingers for mitt to use tonight. just an fyi, if you call it a zinger, probably isn't one. we got some zingers, we got some whimsy, we've got some farcical remarks tonight. romney has reportedly been rehearsing these for months. his staff said he started working on them in august. even hired a company to write zingers for him. you know, he hired a company that we sometimes use here at the show to write jokes for us, so, i thought we should ask them about it. you i believe we have them on video chat right now. see if we can hook into it. hello. >> iphone 5 map app help center. how are you not today? >> jimmy: no, no, it's me, jimmy kimmel. >> oh, hi, mr. jimmy kimmel. jimmy kimmel, how are you, my brother from a totally different mother? >> jimmy: i am -- i'm good, bro. so, hey, i -- the reason i'm calling is that i heard mitt romney hired you to write zingers for his debate tonight. >> ah, yes. mr. mittens romney paid us handsomel
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Oct 5, 2012 1:40am PDT
ball, but two, two enormous balls. ha-ha-ha! >> mitt romney won the debate last night, which means president obama lost two fights on his anniversary last night. the president seemed a little bit out of it last night. he had all the enthusiasm of a husband talking to his wife's friends at a dinner party. he kept looking down and frowning. it was like he was trying to find something on apple maps. the only thing that could have salvaged obama's performance is if the body of bin laden could have fell from the ceiling onto the stage. >> obama could have waterboarded alladin, put down blue, deported dora the explorer and won walking away. romney won with the sound off. look up, look up. what are you writing's so important? oh, that's -- that is impressive work. >> oh, my gosh, i love that. >> finally, to another race, one as close as the presidential contest. >> family circle's, cookie bake-off, ann romney's m & m, versus michelle obama's white and dark chocolate chip cookies. >> another waner by 51 pptd 5% to 41.5%, 287 votes, michelle obama takes the sweep. here's a look at the cooki
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
from good morning america to saturday night live they're trying to book the character as the next guest. so far big bird is declining all appearances. the giant yellow puppet is hurt after the debate. mitt romney admitted he loves big bird but republican presidential nominee said he would slash funding to pbs which airs sesame street. the twitter sphere lit up, someone started a fired big bird account writing elmo needs help filing unemt employment forms, no thumb autos our coverage continues of the debate. what was true and accurate? >> a major fraud bust, 100 officials arrested in a case worth millions of dollars. >> and what is nearly a >>> both presidential candidates back out on the campaign trail today. and there is president obama spent the morning in denver before heading to wisconsin for an afternoon rally. >> mitt romney saying you're not entitled to makeup your own facts. we've checked on what both had to say and whether or not it was factual. biggest dispute was over tax autos governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trill
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answer
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
is off. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector created housing has begun to rise. >> reporter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed unassertive and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like th
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on performance, mitt romney was the winner, it will help in the polls. our political analyst says that is hardly the bottom line. >> the important thing of what happened last night is that the money is going to flow into romney's coffers. >> and financial backers needed to see a turn around, and they did. and if this president was relying on just the facts last night should be a wake up call view to do it with passion and energy that is not something we saw last night. >> and that is going to be an exciting finish. >> one of the businesses mitt romney called a loser was electric car maker tesla moators taking out a government energy loan. today, tesla's ceo dismissed worries his company is in trouble. tesla delayed repayment of the loan but says the disclose shurz for a worst case sin nair skbro they're working on an early repayment plan. and ann romney has been booked as a guest host on good morning america next week. abc is in discussion was michelle obama for a similar appearance when the first lady's schedule allow autos contra costa county courts gearing up for a round of painful cuts. we'v
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to continue prep. last night he tried to lower expectations a bit. >> there governor romney is a good debateor, i'm just okay. >> americans found 56% expect the president to win the debate. >> and lowered expectations could be good for romney. his campaign can leave denver with some momentum. >> and you can see first debates here on abc 7. there is a white house official confirms someone tries to hack into its computer system but says it was not successful. officials said an unclassified network was targeted there is no evidence data was removed. there is no confirmed details and a report says hackers working for chinese government were able to access a network last month. >> there is a 72-year-old man thankful for good neighbors today, take a look. his apartment caught fire left him hanging from a third floor window. there is the crowd below ready for him. >> this is where i can hold on. >> and this is good. >> and the man covered just a bruised he'll in this fall. >> there is a great job in there. >> a teacher is accused of trying to take out a hit on a fellow teacher, police say they record
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news last night that his life has shown he cares 100% about people. >>> mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as a guest host on "good morning america" next week. she will fill in for robin roberts who is on extended medical leave. the appearance is set for next wednesday, abc news is in discussions with the first lady for a similar appearance. >>> are you doing your holiday shopping early? if you are, chances are you are worried about the economy. >> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with that and investors seem to be liking what they are seeing in the jobs report, right? >>> in september according to the labor day falling to 7.8%, the labor department say 114,000 jobs created last month almost exactly what economists predicted. there's some dispute about those rosey numbers. an analyst says, the number of household surveyed in this report was double normal. he believes that contributed to the drop. and we have ge's former ceo tweeting this morning the obama administration manipulated the numbers to take advantage of th
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
you train for a debate night that could change everything. jake leads us off. jake? >> reporter: diane, top obama campaign officials have been poring over republican debate tapes, studying mitt romney. and according to one person familiar with the president's debate preparations, it has been exhausting work and the president is definitely out of practice, though, of course, the campaign has been trying to lower expectations. president obama has been practicing for wednesday's debate at the westin lake las vegas resort and spa, 17 miles from the las vegas strip. presidential debate veteran senator john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts pol, mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas, the president tried to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. >> you are! >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: a new "washington post"/abc news poll shows the president enjoys advantages going into this debate. 66% say his policies have f
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Oct 2, 2012 1:40am PDT
matt -- mitt. just back from vacation. can you tell? mitt romney says tomorrow night's debate is not about winning or losing, but about something "bigger." >> it's okay, ron. first, the stakes are awfully high for the first time they face off between the two candidates. abc's david muir is in denver, one day until the debates. >> reporter: the debate stage coming together here at university of denver where governor romney will stand on the same stage with the president for the first time. in early september he spent days at the secluded retreat in vermont then more practice in los angeles then just this weekend in boston. and playing the role of the president in those mock debates, senator rob portman of ohio. portman taking pointed shots at romney and his answers, as top romney advisers looked on, studying not only romney's answers but his body language. romney joking, portman playing the president so well. >> he is playing barack obama in the mock debates we have, i don't like him very much anymore. all right. >> reporter: governor romney studying president obama's past deba
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: 9,000 flag-waving romney supporters jammed the town square, 6,000 last night, all ready to turn the president out of office. >> you all have the chance to hear his answers or his not answers -- nonanswers. now, of course, days later we're hearing his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: team romney is feeling the momentum from his debate performance, and the obama campaign is admitting even the president realizes he didn't perform at his peak. >> i think you can assume that he's reviewed the tape, and it will inform -- it will inform how he handles these subsequent debates. >> reporter: it wasn't all bad news, the president was buoyed by the drop in the unemployment rate to below 8%, and he broke his own record by raising $181 million in just september, putting him on track to hit a billion dollars, and tonight the president is doing even more fund-raising in los angeles appearing at a small event with bill clinton too, but it's an issue from the debate -- >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 t
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges. >>> take a look at the gun sitting near rodeo beach i
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
much could ride on tomorrow night. mitt romney held a rally in denver overnight, where he previewed tomorrow night's fireworks. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. and the american people have to make their choice as to what kind of america they want. >> reporter: he will likely start the day tomorrow with a workout. he's an elliptical machine kind of guy. meanwhile, the president is at this posh resort in nevada where he'll no doubt also be hitting the gym before getting another day of debate practice. while he may be strong physically, he admits he's out of debate shape. romney debated most recently in february. >> i think the earmarks, we had it with them. >> reporter: the last time the president debated was almost four years ago. >> we've got to have a president who is going to tackle it head on. >> reporter: it's not clear how much this is lowering expectations. but sources tell abc news, that the president's debate prep has been exhausting and he's clearly out of practice. something he acknowledge
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
on world news with 5:30. >> there is a big night. the president and governor romney face-to-face for their first debate so much pressure and our political team. will be here on world news to tell what you to be watching for. >> also, peanut butter recall, there is a patient coming forward on world news so you'll know if it's flu or something different and that is after abc 7 news at 5:00. >> tonight you can catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting at 6:00 tonight and afterwards catch the middle at 8:00, the neighbors then jep ti di. and stick around for katie at 10:00 and breaking news as it happens all the time on abc 7 news at 11:00. >>> run for your lives. no. you're list yeng of the sounds of the earth. etc. an electromagnetic phenomenon. the space agent sent two probes into fleiss learn more. this is a sound that is out of this world. >> a theater company is celebrating its 10th anniversary. >> san francisco play house moving to a bigger theater opening with a controversial musical next week. >> there is a preview. >> rehearsal of andrew jackson. rememb
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
he did. [ applause ] . most people agree, most analysts of this sort of thing that mitt romney won the debate last night. which means president obama lost two fights on his anniversary last night. the president -- the president seemed a little bit out of it last night. he had all the enthusiasm of a husband talking to his wife's friends at a dinner party. kept looking down and frowning. it was like he was looking -- he was trying to find a b of a of apple maps. the only thing that could have salvaged his performance if the body of bin laden fell from the ceiling onto the stage. mitt romney seemed downright human. he really did. he was relaxed before the debate. this is mitt and his wife ann watching their son play a rousing game of jenga. this is real. we didn't make this up. they are playing -- and look at how much fun they're having. have you ever seen a person enjoy watching althou ing anoth play jenga as much as the romneys are here? he's having a dynamite time. i guess when you don't drink or smoke, jenga kicks ass. [ applause ] it's the simple things. moderator for the debate
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
last week. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: mitt romney is on the stump, drawing huge crowds, 9,000 in florida. >> you have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. [ laughing ] >> now of course we are hearing his excuses. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> report out in new jersey about the work of tsa screeners. the report says screeners at newark liberty airport executed pat-downs on passengers less than 17% of the time. they identified and took appropriate action on banned items 25% of the time. the report was compiled by undercover teams of tsa agents over several months. tsa says it will use the report to improve practices around the. >>> this morning commercial supply him headed to the international space station. >> 2, 1 and liftoff! >> spacex launched last night. the capsule carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies, including chocolate/vanilla
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in n
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first question. mitt romney will deliver the final closing argument. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> do we expect things to be cordial tonight or sniping? >> reporter: i think they are going to be a lot of attacks tonight. the big focus is on domestic policy and the economy. they've been going back and forth delivering a lot of tax on the economy. the big question is you will see those great one-line jabs from either candidate. they can be great but they can also backfire. it depends on the body language and reaction. a lot of lot of the political analysts are going to be looking for those. -- >> catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting 6:00 tonight and after the debate catch the middle 8:00, neighbors 8:30 jeopardy 9:00. 9:30 wheel of fortune, katie at 10, breaking news as it happens on abc7 news at 11. >>> i get in my car and i see it is 70°. i started to wonder is it going to be cooler today? >> mike has the answer. >>> tricky forecast.
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
perry. the president then equip add quote, they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. the president continues his california campaign swing later today. meanwhile mitt romney is spending the day in virginia where he's set to deliver a major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute and later he'll attend a rally at "newport news." he drew some of the largest crowds of his campaign. >>> and this week, of course, it is the vice-presidential candidates' turn to face off. one on one the candidates debate. the debate takes place thursday night. our team will be live for the debate and our own martha raddatz will be moderating the event. it all begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >> now you think the pressure will be on biden even more so to try to compensate for the lack of performance of the president in last week's debate, and this will really be paul ryan's first big debate, and it's kind of like the old guard against the new guard. >> and i think the pressure is mutual. biden, who's gaffe-prone has to be careful he's not
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
and prices could go higher. >> a night off for row maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the sunshine state.
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Oct 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
. gas prices hit a never-before-season-high in california and prices could go higher. >> a night off for row maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you canÑ/&Ñfñ!ñx1q1qúl >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lad
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
, ahead of wednesday night's face-off. the president now in nevada preparing for the debate. mitt romney rehearsing in massachusetts. both campaigns are downplaying expectations. >>> and a deadly day in afghanistan. three american troops killed this morning in a suicide bombing just one day after a very grim milestone there. now more than 2,000 u.s. troops have been killed in the war. >>> and a daring rescue caught on camera in texas. you can see this suv there burst into flames after the driver lost control and crashed. but then watch the driver of a passing car stops, rinking his own life. pulling that driver out on to the parking lot. and great news today, the man okay this morning. >>> and u.s. agriculture experts say the concerns about a widespread bacon shortage in coming months are pure -- hogwash. the american farm bureau federation now says that pork supplies will just decrease only slightly over the next few months due to the drought. but you can expect to pay more. prices can rise by about 10%. >>> and, boy, attention parents. next big shortage could in fact be diapers. an exp
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the debate hall tomorrow night. tonight, here are some key decisions made moments ago. a coin toss between the campaigns determining that president obama will be introduced first and will have the first question. governor romney will get the final argument. there was even a toss about which of the wives will be introduced first. ann romney will be introduced first. i want to show the debate stage. both podiums. both candidates will stand with one another. that's why the romney team is concentrating on the answers and the body language. where was he earlier today? take a look at the pictures that came in. at chipotle. getting in line with senator rob portman who has been playing president obama in mock debates. taking pictures with some of the workers there. we asked the supporters what they would say if they were coaching him in the mock debates? if you were inside that debate prep room, what would you tell the governor? >> be honest. be straightforward. >> reporter: what do you tell him in the debate room? >> i say show them who you are. there's been bad press because of his comments abou
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, was doubling down on policies, but ultimately, performance wise, this was a strong night for mitt romney. >> david muir, we saw the big smile on mitt romney immediately after the debate. some results already coming in, romney's odds going up. >> yeah, that smile spills relief on romney's face tonight. within the campaign, too, george. in fact, i got a text before the debate was over from a key adviser who said "mission accomplished." the governor looked to put the president on the defensive. they think that was accomplished here tonight. also, you heard governor romney right out of the gate come out here and talk about a woman that he met on the trail in a last couple of days, talking about economic hardship. that was another hurdle that romney tried to cross, connecting with average problems facing americans, not a surprise that he talked about women on the trail and in key states, key battleground states, what they believe that as you mentioned, george, no knockout punch here tonight, but it was a strong performance from the governor when he needed it most. >> all right, david and jake
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: with the polls tightening the pressure is on vice president biden who squares off against ryan thursday night. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> senator feinstein has called for a federal investigation into record gas prices we are pail. today's report shows san francisco averages $4.74 for regular oakland and san jose $4.68. those prices are 50 cents a gallon higher than a week ago. the senator has asked the ftc for an immediate probe questioning whether the spike is related to supply. yesterday governor brown ordered smog regulators to allow cheaper winter blend gas to go on sale early to bring down the price. >>> they are cleaning up this morning around oakland city hall after 250 protesters went
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
in half from the president's peak. romney's running mate touting poll numbers in his home state of wisconsin tightening, too. >> i feel good. it's great to be home, too. >> reporter: and "saturday night live" with its own version of the debate. >> excuse me, governor -- mr. president? >> yeah, what's up? >> mr. president, governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. [ laughter ] would you care to respond? >> uh, no, you two go ahead. [ laughter ] >> reporter: a few more debates to come. the gallup daily tracking poll that i mentioned there is an average of over seven days. even though the president is ahead, if you look inside the numbers, the president ahead by five points. five days after, the two men 47/47. >> he's going to press the attack with a foreign policy speech focusing on that attack that killed the american ambassador in libya. >> he's going to take on the administration in this, george. in fact, the campaign giving me a preview of what they're going to say later. the attack in benghazi was likely the work of the same forces that attacked on septemb
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Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
's the latest. >> mitt romney spent a second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> the republican contender is ride something momentum from last week's debate. he has drawn his biggest crowds of the came pain. 6,000 last night in orlando, and 8,000 today in port st. lucy. >> you hard a chance to hear his answer or nonanswer. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> president obama arrived in california today for a two-day fundraising swing in the solidly democratic state. tonight he'll attend a star studded event at the nokia theater. celebrities on hand to support the president's eelection. over two days the obama campaign is expected to raise a minimum of $59 million. when it comes to raising campaign cash, the president shattered records. last month the president's campaign and democratic party raised $181 million, bringing his re-election total to 835 million. romney's racessed at least 548 million so far. this week it's the running mates' town -- turn to debail, but today both sid
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
nine, romney's hair is mesmerizing. number five, i live with my mother-in-law. what do you want from me? and the number one president obama excuse. it's bush's fault. >> and you have to wonder what "saturday night live" will do this weekend. >> can't wait. looking forward to it. >> that's going to be good. >>> that's what's making news in
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
for president. the stage is set for the first debate between president obama and mitt romney. we'll have a preview. >>> coming up first, traffic comes to a halt onese bay highway. the late night crash forcing the chp to shutdown lanes. >> reporter: couple of berkeley police officers being called heroes this morning. i'll tell you why, coming up, next. >>> here's a look at high temperatures today, after three days of record breaking heat it is going to subside today, clouds will increase so will the sea breeze along the coast, 60s and 70s, will fall into the 60s during the afternoon. 70s and 80s bay. 80s and 90s inland. getting warmer to the east, 70s and 80s eastern seaboard 60s seattle and portland. all airports around new york except for jfk, philadelphia and baltimore now with flight arrival delays. here at home everybody is on time. >>> wednesday morning commute live look at the bay bridge toll as you can see metering lights on, commute lanes and fastrak breezing by. update on a san jose incident that we will get >>> good morning, 6:30 october 3rd. the bay, the sun is about to rise,
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
come on the air, president obama and governor romney are preparing for the super bowl of politics. 60 million americans expected to watch the first debate tonight. and it is one of those nights that can change history. we want to show you the stage, right now, at the university of denver in colorado. it is standing by, awaiting the candidates. 34 days until your voice, your vote. and the abc news political team is right there in that room. david muir and jake tapper, ready for the opening round to begin. so, david, start us off. >> reporter: diane, good evening from the debate hall here at the university of denver. you can see the stage behind me. everything planned right down to the minute tonight. president obama will enter from the right. the governor from massachusetts, governor romney entering from the left. but to give you an idea of the intimate setting here, about 1,000 people inside this debate hall when it starts. look behind the cameras tonight. we're inside a hockey arena that normally seats 8,000, but they've created this intimate setting as tens of millions watch from th
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
for fundraising concert. he spoke to thousands at the nokia theater in los angeles last night. he came on stage after performances. he says he marvels at how they performed flawlessly night after night but cannot say the same for himself, poking finance at his performance in the debate with mitt romney. more on the latest poll coming up. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds. weekend performances by the blue angels, america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco. bart ridership hit record highs saturday over 319,000, compared to normal 200,000. topped the record set in september 2007 when the bay bridge was closed for three sporting events. [ unintelligible ] >>> boy was the weather cooperating over the weekend. >> you cannot have asked for any better in terms of viewing blue angels. >>> definitely beautiful over the weekend nice to see san francisco and the bay area shine so much on so many different channels, football, the americ
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to have you with us here on a sunday night. there are just 37 days until the election, but tonight we are focused on a more urgent countdown. just three days until that crucial first debate between president obama and governor romney. the first chance for voters to see the candidates side by side in what many say is a make-or-break opportunity for governor romney to try to narrow that gap in the polls. tonight both sides in debate prep, both sides trying to lower expectations, but there was a notable exception that one of romney's top supporters predicted on abc's "this week." it's "your voice, your vote," and abc's david kerley starts us off tonight in washington. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers. it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate, and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's "this week." >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well, so i have absolute confidence that wh
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
: on saturday night, bill o'reilly will face off in a live, pay-per-view mock debate, with jon stewart. >> do you see me as mitt romney? is that how you're going to frame this now? >> i see you as an abominable snowman. o'reilly angry. >> reporter: and so much for talking down expectations. >> who's going to win? >> jon stewart will eat bill o'reilly's liver, with some fava beans. >> reporter: while the rules aren't exactly clear. >> what is the protocol for two people about to debate? is it like a wedding thing? i'm not supposed to see you now. >> none of that. >> reporter: it's expected there will be an hour of debate with 30 minutes of audience questions. the debate prep has already begun. >> i wanted to work on speed. i chased the chicken around the studio. >> reporter: perhaps with this debate, the political punches won't be as carefully calculated as the presidential one. the moderator will be former fox anchor, edie hill. >> for stewart and his 18 writers. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> that's a pretty good punch. >> my stepson would say, d
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
courtroom start -- will bring you live coverage -- >> john elway is endorsing mitt romney he says america needs a president who understands how to get america working again. in ohio early voting just got underway this is video of peoplesetting up tents last night cleveland so they could be among the first to vote those camping out say they wanted to be first because of ohio's importance as a swing state. >>> linkedin adding features that might remind you of facebook or twitter. >> jane king with that and more apple rumors >> it has been a week or so, we haven't talked about an apple rumor on the heels of iphone 5 fever executives at apple could be buzzing about the next big product release. pad minnie has a possible unveiling date october 17th, according to a source. forbes magazine says apple insiders can expect invitations after october 10th, sales of the smaller ipad could go on sale this time next month. linkedin getting more twitter-like adding more features, expert advice making it easier to sign up to follow thoughts of influential people, including president obama, business leader
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